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1900 Excerpt: ...artistic circles is generally termed white veined
marble by the English mason and decorator, and sometimes black and
white marble. The veins are, as I have mentioned, black and grey.
The latter can be put in while the ground is wet, and carefully
blended. The black are painted in with a pencil when the work is
quite dry. Some decorators put in the grey veins with a marbling
crayon while the ground is wet, and carefully blend and soften
them. Italian Marble.--This is a bold effective variety, well
suited for columns and pilasters which divide panels from each
other. The ground, or rather principal colour, is buff. This may be
made of white lead and Oxford ochre, with just a suspicion of
vermilion, well ground in boiled oil. In another pot should be
prepared some burnt sienna ground fine in boiled oil. Each pot will
require a separate brush. The buff brush is then taken, and the
colour dabbed freely on the work at irregular intervals and in
irregularly shaped patches. The more these differ from each other
both in shape and size the better. Next take the burnt sienna brush
and lay this colour in the spaces intervening between the buff.
Then, while the surface is still wet, take the badger's-hair
softener and blend the edges together as delicately as possible
until the entire surface of the work is covered. When the work is
dry draw a few fine veins with a camel-hair pencil in pure white,
and a few of the same kind intersecting them with the burnt sienna
and soften them with the softener. Sienna Marble.--This is the
finest of the Italian yellow marbles, and has always been a
favourite with architects, and is therefore very commonly imitated.
Irregular veins and varied patches characterise this marble. The
ground may be of Oxford ochre and white lead. For the ma...
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